In his final Top Performers post, Marc Tucker says farewell and tells readers what's next for him.

Building off of his piece last week, Marc Tucker looks at how the economics of higher education and lacking state governance combine to weaken schools of education.

Marc Tucker explores why and how U.S. teacher education is holding our teachers, the profession and our schools back.

In discussing a recent book on remaking U.S. schools by David Osborne, Marc Tucker explores how his own views on school choice, competition and accountability have evolved over the years.

Marc Tucker responds to a Wall Street Journal piece by former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan and Economist editor Adrian Woodridge and argues that it is challenges in our education system, rather than increasing regulation and social expenditures, that are undermining U.S. economic dynamism.

Marc Tucker explores the critical importance of trust in successful education systems and how trust was lost in U.S. education.

Marc Tucker recounts the history of criticism of NAEP's standard-setting process and proposes a new model for The Nation's Report Card.

With NAEP at a critical crossroads as the Nation's Report Card's governing board sets new proficiency standards, Marc Tucker argues the board must align those standards to real-world college and career readiness or U.S. students and schools will pay the price.

Marc Tucker looks at a host of issues raised by readers after his recent blog post looking at why U.S. schools continue to struggle.

Marc Tucker takes us through the development of the U.S. education system and examines how key elements of that development have allowed a growing number of countries to far exceed American performance.


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